Friday, October 18, 2013

Tiger burning bright




In case you are wondering I am suffering from spinal stenosis or a slipped/herniated disc, so I haven’t been around much lately.  Today is the first day I am able to get on a computer.  Unfortunately, the pain meds made me sicker than the illness!  Go figure right.  So now I’m back to plain old ibuprofen and muscle relaxers.  Please forgive me If I haven’t visited or commented in a while.  I’ll be up and about soon, because nothing keeps me down for long!

Halloween is right around the corner and sometimes its fun to dress up as a favorite animal.  Tigers have got to be one of the top choices.  I’ve done a lot of face-painting and I found that Snazaroo face paint works the best.  No, I wasn’t given anything to say that, I’m just speaking from experience.  I really don’t like the greasy face paints and this kind is soft, dries on the skin and stays on till you wash it off.

Did you know that the stripes on a tiger are like fingerprints and no two are exactly alike?  I painted this tiger from one at the national zoo. 

Hopefully tigers will be around for a long time but as you can see from the list below tigers are very endangered:

Bengal tiger: Less than 2,000

Indochinese tiger: 750-1,300
Siberian tiger: Around 450

Sumatran tiger: 400-500
Malayan tiger: 600-800
South Chinese tiger: Extinct in the wild

Caspian tiger: Extinct
Javan tiger: Extinct
Bali tiger: Extinct

If you sporting a tiger costume this year, why not educate others about tigers and give to a wildlife preservation organization?

4 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

I'm so sorry you are going through such pain. ::ouch:: Take care of yourself and just get well. Blog land will be around.
gloria

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sorry to hear your back is acting up and isn't that the way of most meds?!
Tigers are one of my favorite wild animals, and it is sad to see their number decreasing, mostly due to their habitat being reduced. Hope you feel better soon!

Christine said...

sorry to hear of your pain. I didn't know their stripes were like fingerprints, neat fact!

Magic Love Crow said...

My friend, I do hope you are feeling better soon! You must be in so much pain!! I love your painting and I feel so bad for the tigers!! I truly hope things change!! Our world needs these wonderful creatures!
Big Hugs Crystal!

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